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Rathalos Guide - Weakness & How To Beat

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Rathalos is a monster in Monster Hunter Rise (Switch) This guide includes how to beat Rathalos, weakness, attack patterns, weak points, & status effects in MH Rise.

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Rathalos Basic Information

First AppearanceMonster Hunter
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Rathalos's Appearance Confirmed


Rathalos' appearance can be confirmed in many official trailers of Monster Hunter Rise. In the TV commercial video, you can see Rathalos belching out the fire breath.

Appears In Shrine Ruins

shrine ruins

From the TV commercial trailer, we've confirmed that Rathalos appears in the map called the Shrine Ruins. In previous MHW, Rathalos appeared in various maps such as volcanic areas.

Variety Of Different Forms


Rathalos has several different forms such as Azure Rathalos, Silver Rathalos, and Black Flame King Rathalos. Since Rathalos' different forms have higher flying ability than the original Rathalos, hunters with short reach might have difficulty dealing with them midair.

Rathalos Weakness

※ The following information is from past games in the series.

TypeRoarVibrationWind PressureStatus
Flying WyvernNoneFireblight
Breakable Parts
Head, Wings, Back, Tail

Elemental Affinity


Effective Attack Type Per Weak Spot

Part Sever Blunt Ammo

Item Effectiveness

Flash PodShock TrapPitfall TrapDung Pod

How To Beat Rathalos

Use Flash Pod Toward Flying Rathalos

Rathalos flies around for a long time and perform strong midair attacks. Use Flash Pod right after it starts flying to shoot it down.

Might Have Flash Resistance In Higher Difficulty Stages

In previous MHW, Rathalos appeared in higher difficulty stages (Master Rank) had a resistance to a Flash Pod. Rathalos will adapt to flash pods if you use it frequently.

Watch Out For Its Poison Attack

You'll be poisoned if you get hit by Rathalos' claw attack. Use antidote to cure poison.

Rathalos Attack Patterns

Fire Breath

The fire break attack of Rathalos burns down the ground. Unlike other monsters' breath attack, you'll get hit by the breath even if you are positioned just underneath Rathalos.

Fire Breath In Previous MH Games

previous breath

In previous MHW, there were many patterns of fire breath attacks such as emitting a breath while flying, consecutive breath attacks, charged breath attacks. Be sure to equip armors with fire-resistance.

Gliding Claw Attack


Another dangerous attack Rathalos was using in MHW was the gliding claw attack. It flies above the hunters and suddenly glides toward hunter to perform a claw attack. Not only this attack deals heavy damage but also poisons to hunters.

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